Unexpected Acts Of Kindness Fall Into Our Laps

  I love it when life knocks you over the head. That happened to me this week. I was struggling to write this column. I have a few other things going on in my life: my husband was out of town, I took my kids to Minneapolis for the weekend, my husband came home, I…
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Take Some Time To Write A Letter Of Love

I wanted to give my children something really valuable for Christmas this year. I wanted to write down why I love them so they will always remember. I thought this would be an easy gift to give, but in writing this letter to my children, I’ve discovered it’s really difficult to put into words why…
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Nuns, Children Find Kindness In Fargo

By Nicole Phillips  There’s something about being kind and being grateful that work together in my mind. I haven’t figured it all out, but it seems that the best way to repay people for stepping out of their comfort zones and helping others is to show them that their actions matter.  People don’t necessarily do…
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Doing A Good Deed Can Surely Lift Your Mood

By Nicole Phillips I believe everything happens for a reason. Granted, I live a blessed life. But when I get frustrated with the little things and begin to pout “Why me?” I’ve found the best balm is to be kind to others. Nancy from Horace agrees. She sent me this email: “Nicole, I saw your…
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Kindness Creates Lasting Friendship

By Nicole Phillips Sometimes in life, you are handed a situation that makes no sense at all. You can’t fix it, and those around you don’t know what to do to help. At those times, a chance meeting with a compassionate soul can be the lifeline you didn’t even know you needed. This is the…
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